Category Archives: Education Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi’s COVID Crisis And A Public Relations Nightmare

Despite warnings from public health officials the attitude towards the ongoing coronavirus crisis has remained cavalier at best for many Corpus Christi area residents. As infection rates and hospitalizations rise health officials are keeping a close eye on things, but local behavior patterns are not helping win the fight against COVID-19. On Friday night it seemed as if there was

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Developing: Local School Superintendent Dies From Complications To Coronavirus

The Flour Bluff ISD confirmed that Dr. David Freeman, Superintendent has died. Dr. Freeman had been hospitalized from a brief illness over the past several weeks and while not confirmed by the district, reports are that Dr. Freeman had also tested positive for COVID-19 in addition to other medical conditions. Dr. Freeman was a beloved member of the community and

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Athletics Seems To Have Had Heavy Influence Over Texas Return To School Guidelines

Officials suggest that the possibility of parents leaving public school sports for so-called “select leagues” heavily influenced TEA return to campus decision making during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Abbott and TEA announce changes and flexibility

As the new school year draws nearer and parents and educators continue to grapple with how to handle the return to school issue, the Texas Education Agency eased their position on in-person instruction mandates as schools work to manage the coronavirus pandemic. TEA issued new rules Friday that give local school districts added control and flexibility over the decision making

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Private Schools Face Uncertain Future In Light Of Public Health Orders And Nueces County May Now Be Involved In the Fight

On Thursday afternoon public health officials in Nueces County took action that would require public and charter schools within the boundaries of Nueces to hold no in-person classes until at least September 8, 2020 in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The order is not unique to Nueces County. The order mimicked similar decrees in El Paso and Laredo which

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Texas education officials announce a return to school plan for the upcoming school year and here is what you can do to let your voice be heard

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) dropped their official guidance for the return to on-campus education starting this fall. Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath made the announcement via conference call Tuesday to educators and officials from around the state. At best, the guidance was generic and left many with more questions than answers. Morath said schools will have to offer on-campus

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Educators, school districts, parents and teachers find themselves left with more questions than answers as a new school year draws closer

Matt Pierce Briscoe The Texas Education Agency has almost every parents, student, educator and school district in their own predicament as they have still yet to announce official guidance for the upcoming school year. While the agency and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath have sent some messages to school officials around the state, the message that he is sending is

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Increased Concerns About The Situation At The Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center Cause Public Outrage

It was over a week ago when employees and family members began becoming concerned about the coronavirus situation at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center. As we first reported earlier in the week, there have been now as many as 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus among the estimated 182 resident population. As tragic as that is in itself, those

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Texas A&M-Kingsville Students Test Positive For COVID-19

Officials at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have confirmed that four students have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the infected students were last on campus on June 18. The other two were last on campus on June 11. It is not known if all the cases were related. Officials said that the university has started the process of sanitizing the

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Judge Canales waiting to announce the “perfect” mask order for Nueces County; Nueces County personal activity is back to near normal as cases rise

Officials at today’s City/County coronavirus press briefing maintained a more somber than normal tone as they laid out the case for where Nueces County is heading. On Friday, the number daily number of confirmed positive cases rose to 548 cumulative cases. That number officials said is concerning and will continue to rise. Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales, who is still

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